Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Facebook Looks to Drones for More Internet Access

Facebook Looks to Drones for More Internet AccessFacebook is in talks to purchase drone manufacturer Titan Aerospace, TechCrunch reports, all part of the social networking company's plan to bring the Internet to the whole world. Facebook hopes to send about 11,000 of the company's drone models into the air to then beam down Internet access to the world's approximately five billion unconnected people. Titan Aerospace produces unmanned high-flying drones that function much like orbital satellites, but at a fraction of the price. Facebook is said to be specifically interested in Titan's solar panel-covered Solara 50 and 60 drones, which store solar energy during the day and can remain aloft for up to five years before needing to refuel or land: "Atmospheric parking," as the company calls it.

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